Sailfish Fishing in Fort Lauderdale

2018-10-08 09:12:19
Fort Lauderdale, Florida - Saltwater Fishing Report
Fort Lauderdale

Bruce Allen with his friends from Georgia and Fort Lauderdale chartered the Top Shot Sportfishing charter boat team to do some deep sea charter boat sport fishing in Fort Lauderdale, FL.   

Fifteen to twenty minutes after leaving the dock, lines were in 120 ft. of water at the sea buoy in Fort Lauderdale, 1.8 miles from shore.   We started trolling using two deep lines with bait strips and 3 surface lines with Ballyhoos.  We trolled from 80 feet of water out to 300 feet of water heading north of Fort Lauderdale.  At 300 ft. of water we found a color change with debris in the water and birds picking away.  As we trolled the color change, we caught two nice Black Fin Tunas.

 As we kept heading north of Fort Lauderdale, a black shadow appeared – Sailfish – hooked up! The Sailfish came jumping out of the water showing his fantastic colors.  Bruce was the angler, and he jumped into the fighting chair to do battle.  After twenty minutes, Troy, our mate, wired the Sailfish – pictures were taken and the Sailfish was released to fight again. 

From there I headed to the south of Fort Lauderdale in 120 ft. of water – all the anglers took turns bringing in their catches.  With a total of 6 Kingfish, 2 Black Fin Tunas, 1 Barracuda and a Sailfish, it was now time to head back to the dock.  The anglers retired into the a/c salon and enjoyed the relaxing trip back to the dock.

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About The Author: Captain Tom Zsak

Company: Happy Day Today

Area Reporting: Fort LauderdaleFl.

Bio: owner Capt Tom Zsak, Happy Day Today Charter boat in Fort Lauderdale Fl.started in 1980 caption for 35 years

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